Friday, June 20, 2008


Ahoms who originally came from mung maolung of south china as back as 1228 AD.The present Dehong-Dai -Chingphow of south china are called Dai and the people who came with prince Chao Lung siuka-pha in 1228AD and are settled in Assam are called as Tai Ahoms.
Ahoms have there own philosophy,beliefs,customs and traditions.The Ahoms philosophy is based on the concept of the linkage between Earth and Heaven.According to the beliefs of Ahoms a person is not reborn after death.The person becomes"Damphi"(God) and goes to heaven and lives with his relatives.The ceremony is celebrated by prayers and offerrings to the ancestors as a mark of respect and honour.
Ahoms celebrate this ancestoral worship in a grand way called'Me-Dam-Me-Phi'...where 'Me'means worship,'Dam'means the Dead and 'Phi'means God,in other words the dead ones are worshipped as Gods.It is said that after death a person remains in the state of 'Dam'and after being worshipped and offerrings by his relatives , kins or by the society the dead becomes 'Phi' or the God.Ancestor worship is related to the idea of the soul living forever.It is believed that after death the soul leaves the body and goes back to the place where his ancestors stays.
Another important customs that is related here is that the dead body is not burned and is kept in a box and this is called as "Maidam"...were the holy rituals are carried and the dead body is kept for worship for 49 days and 100days...and with the dead body all the useful things were given like food,cloths,utensils and all the needs so that the dead person is self sufficient when he leaves the earth.In history it is written that Chaolung Siu-ka-pha the first Swargadeo(heavenly king)of the Tai Ahoms observed this sacred rituals of Me-Dam-Me-Phi.After his death Chaolung Siu-ka-pha was buried in Charaideo in upper assam which is now a tourist place and object of attraction and the subject of research.
This kind of Ancestoral worship is practiced among various communities of the globe such as Kamus of Laos,korea,japan.chams of vietnam,burma,hongkong,thailand,china,also it was common to all the earliest civilization such as mesopotamia,Egypt.Thus the Ancestoral worship hold an important place in Ahom community and the festival 'Me-Dam-Me-Phi' is an essential part of it and each and every auspicious occasion is marked by the worship of the soul or the dead spirits or the Dam-phi.

Friday, June 6, 2008


I remember that quite evening often
when we said'hello'for the first time
we shake hands,you rolled a smile
we look at each other and exchanged few words
Than we tried to take off our hands
But we're confused,they're locked..!
Angles whispered,echoed over my mind......
Is it a friendship or Is it a love.....
I said'hello'and never said 'goodbye'
I am happy to be close to you
I like your kiddish innocence
I like your caring nature
A wish is like silent,unseen and unexplanable
It's like a tender Emphony from the waves
I feel,its not easy to say you what i feel for you
Although fighting to blossom in words
I never found the courage to say that'I love you'........

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


In Tagore's play'chitrangada'where the heroine says to her husband"I am no......goddess to be worshipped nor yet the object of common pity to be brushed aside like a moth with indifference.If you desire to keep me by your side in the path of danger and daring,if you allow me to share the great duties of life than you will know my true self.
It shows that a woman has enough enthusiasm to carry out her duties and make sacrificee for husband and to her family.Woman is a beautiful creature of God...she is a consumer and a producer,a protector and a provider,a power of tolerence,an embodiment of love and affection....all qualities wrapped in one.women carries the fragnance of jasmine or mogras in the cool night of darkness n her heart is as deep as the pacific ocean.She is no doubt the purest and most essential part of all.
woman is no longer the weaker section of society today.She is standing neck to neck with men in the male dominated society and are capable of handling any given situaions in a better and more systematic manner as compared to men.They have proved to be more vibrant,dynamic,sincer and perfector
Women adds beauty and charm to every aspect of life....she can be a mother,a sister,a daughter and a wife....a woman is the perennial source of inspiration for man in the odyssey of life.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"your love"

my heart waits hopefully for you
for a special voice,for a special smile
for that special feelings........

my heart waits to hear from you
to hear you say me'i love you'
to hear those words heart waits hopefully for you

my heart waits to hear you laughing
my heart waits the moment to be again with you
my heart waits hopefully for you

my heart waits hopefully to be with you
only your love can show me the hope ......